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Time is slipping away from us all

Refnery29, May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020

Time is slipping away from us all

There’s a name this phenomenon: temporal disintegration, according to E Alison Holman, PhD, a psychologist and an associate professor with the UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing … “People lose track of time when the future is in question,” Dr Holman told the University of California. “The continuity from the past to the future is gone. That’s what they are experiencing right now.” In a different interview with USA Today, Dr Holman elaborated, “For people who are staying in all the time, the days meld in all together. There’s no distinction between the work week and weekend and you lose sense of time and what time it is.”